THE TEAMS

Bayelsa Queens FC started as Garden City Angels Football Club in 1998, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The founder of the club is Dr John Pinaowei.

When the owner of the club, Dr John Pinaowei moved down to his State Bayelsa, he decided to change the name of the club from Garden City Angels to Bayelsa Queens Football Club in the year 2000. That was how Bayelsa Queens FC came about.

Then it was still run as a private owned club by the founder and not run professionally, but he was getting subvention from the then State Government.

Bayelsa Queens FC was finally bought over from Dr. John Pinaowei, when Prince Ebitimi Amgbare was commissioner for Sports development in 2003.

And so, Bayelsa Queens Football Club was officially taken over by the State Government of Late Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alanieyeseigha.

When the club was taken over by the Bayelsa State Government, Dr. John Pinaowei was made the first Chairman.

Bayelsa Queens is a Nigerian women football club based in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. They play in the highest pyramid of women football in Nigeria. They have won four championships in the Nigeria Women Premier League in the year 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2018.
Bayelsa Queens FC is the first female club in Nigeria to have her preseason abroad in 2007. The club is also known as Gloryland Girls, a name motivated by the government of the state.

The club is also known as ‘Restoration Girls’, a name after the government of now Senator Seriake Dickson.

Now the club Bayelsa Queens is known as ‘The Prosperity Girls’, a name given by the present government of Bayelsa State.

Honours

  • Nigeria Women Premier League Winners in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2018
  • 2021 AITEO CUP (Federation Cup) Champions.
  • Winners of the maiden Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament in 2021

Betsy Obaseki Women’s Football Tournament Final:

The defending Aiteo Cup Champions, Bayelsa Queens defeated defending Champions of NWFL Premiership, Rivers Angels, to win the inaugural edition of the Betsy Obaseki Women’s Football Tournament.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Bayelsa won the game 4-3 on penalties to clinch the title which was named in honour of Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki.

PAST CHAIRMEN OF THE CLUB:

Dr. John Pinaowei  (2003-2004)

Adonba Amgbare (2004-2006)

Epiphany Spiff (2006-2011)

Late Ironsi Bunas (2011-2012)

Epipany Spiff (2012-2015)

Tarilaye Nwankwe (2015-2016)

Ebiki Timitimi (2016-2019)

Apreala Robin Angonimi (2019-2021) Acting Chairman

Apreala Robin Angonimi (2021-date).

Due to the burning desire to balance the wide inequality that existed between male and women football in Edo State as it were,  late Chief Sunday Orhue Inneh,  set up Inneh Queens  on the 8th of March  1995 which automatically became the first women football club in the State.
The club later registered with the Nigeria Football Association NFA and played in the National Women Amateur Division two  League in 1995 in  Warri Delta State.
 
Following  their exploits, in the round leather game, they won the Women National Amateur League and got promoted to the professional League in 1996.
In 1999, the team paraded a squad that won the maiden edition of Women Under 19 Championship hosted by Benue State Government.
 
Inneh Queens as it was called then had a good number of players that participated in the Under 20 National Team that took part in the FIFA World Cup hosted by Japan in 2012.
 
In 2000, they also represented Edo State in the National Sports Festival  held in Bauchi State  and won the prestigious gold medal in the women football event.
 
Due to the contributions of late Chief Inneh to women football in the State, former Governor,  Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, announced the take  over of the team. From there, Inneh Queens was changed to Edo Queens FC. 
 
There after, Edo State Government has been responsible for the financing of the team in all ramifications.
 
But a time,  the team went through a serious set back  before the coming of Governor Godwin Obaseki and Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.  Since this government came on board,  the team has witnessed great improvement in all areas. 
Edo Queens is one of the best managed  Women football clubs in Nigeria. The welfare of the players and officials is a talk of the town. Edo Queens FC has now become a reference point for other women football clubs in Africa.
Edo Queens have participated in all NWFL organized  competitions in Nigeria. They have gone on training tours a number of times,  got to the semi – final of the 2020 /2021 Aiteo Cup. Played at the last Super six held in Ijebu- Ode.
Won the first ever Flying Officers Cup in 2019, held in Makurdi, took part in the second edition and came third. In the third edition held in Abuja, Edo Queens also  came second. The club did very well in the maiden edition of Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament held in Benin in 2021.
Edo Queens also finished second in Group A with 26 points in the just concluded NWFL 2021/2022 regular season.
 
Edo Queens have also qualified for the 2021/ 2022 Super 6. Scheduled to run from  May 2 to 8th, 2022 in the  ancient city of  Benin.
 
It is on record that Edo Queens only suffered two away defeats in the just concluded 2021/2022 premiership season.
 
Edo Queens is the only NWFL club side that travel by air to play league matches. They have become the cynosure of all eyes in the annals of Nigeria  Women Football League  NWFL. 
The management team is headed by the amiable Permanent Secretary Edo State Sports Commission  Mrs.  Sabina Chikere. 
And the head coach.of the team is Mathew Wemimo.

FC Robo Queens have over the years build up an empire of a women based football club in nurturing them to become household names and making their dreams come true of becoming professional women football players.

 
FC Robo Queens established on the 10th of April 1999 has been the go club for young talented women footballers in the Southwest of Nigeria and started their campaign in the NWFL playoffs in 2003 at Ondo State before gaining promotion to the elite NWFL Premiership in 2008.
 
It’s with pride that the most decorated African woman football player in history and present African woman football player of the year, Asisat Oshoala is a product of the club and this shows the magnitude of tactical, technical abilities of the club Coaches led by the head coach and founder of the club Emmanuel Osahon.
 
The club have successfully placed its self as the pride of Women Football in Lagos by winning the Lagos FA Cup for a record ten times, which cumulatively brought about the club’s nickname ‘Lagos Landladies’.
 

Rivers Angels FC (formerly known as Larry Angels FC) is a Nigerian Women’s Football
League Premiership club based in Port Harcourt Nigeria. The women’s club was formed
in 1986 by late Prince Lawrence Eze ( Larry) and five years later (in 1991), the
government of Rivers State took control of the club through the then First Lady of the
State, Mrs. Abbe.
The club’s huge reputation stemmed from evident impact, producing great stars and
incredible talent to have represented the country at various national levels. Among
those prominent stars are Stella Mbachu, Yinka Kudaisi, Perpetual Nkwocha, Nkiru
Okosieme, Judith Chime, Rita Nwadike, Prisca Emeafu, AsisatOshoala, etc.
Rivers Angels have boasted of great coaches that handled the team, ranging from the
likes of late Coach Bob Manuel, late Coach Goddy Agbarakwe, Coach Okey Anosike,
Coach Tunde Lawson, Coach Akin Salami, Coach Whyte Ogbonda and the present Coach
Edwin Okon.
Rivers Angels is one of the most successful women’s clubs in Nigeria, the medal cabinet
of the club is decorated with trophies to prove that indeed it’s among the frontline
women’s sides.
The Jewels of Rivers State as nicknamed have won seven league titles and 11 Federation
Cups and one Champion Shield Cup.
Rivers Angels are the first club to represent Nigeria in the CAF Women’s Champions
League, following their appearance at the inaugural edition in Egypt.

Nasarawa Amazons FC was founded in the year 2003, when His Excellency, Abdullahi Adamu, was the Governor of Nasarawa State.
 
The Solid Babes, as Nasarawa Amazons were known then, got promotion to the National Women’s Football League after winning the Nigerian Women’s Division Two League.
 
In 2005, the team won its first trophy following triumph at the final of the Federation’s Cup, now referred to as AITEO Federation Cup.
 
It came 3rd position at the 2006 edition of the Federation’s Cup.
 
At the 2006/2007 Nigerian Women’s Football League Season, Nasarawa Amazons emerged runners-up.
 
The Lafia-based club, thereafter, came second best at the 2008 Federation’s Cup final.
 
With resilience, the team was crowned champions of the 2012/2013 Nigerian Women’s Football League Season. 
 
Still in 2013, the Amazons came second-placed at the Federation’s Cup final.
 
To herald the commencement of the next league season, the pride of Nasarawa were runners-up during the 2013 Shield Cup, which is a competition between winners of the League and winners of the Federation’s Cup. 
 
Then in 2014, Nasarawa Amazons FC came 2nd position at the final of the Federation’s Cup. 
 
While in 2015, it still emerged runners-up at the Shield Cup. 
 
During the 2016/2017 Nigerian Women’s Premier League Season, the Amazons emerged overall champions.
 
However, at the 2017/2018 Nigerian Women’s Premier League Season, the team couldn’t defend the title they won in the previous league season as they came runners-up.
 
And in 2019, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Nasarawa Amazons FC defeated eight-time winners of the AITEO Federation’s Cup, Rivers Angels of Port-Harcourt, 5-4 on penalty shootout after regulation time ended in a goalless draw.
 
With all group matches completed in the abridged 2021/22 Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership Season, Nasarawa Amazons are looking forward to winning their third league title when the Super Six Kick-starts next month.
 
The Governor A.A. Sule Girls topped their Group  ‘A’ standings with 27 points from 12 Games.
 
Hajiya Hussaina Suleiman Nagogo is the current Chairperson of the Club while Christopher Danjuma is the Head Coach.

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